Nangchung, Bondong and Tendong Shappes in Lhasa

Nangchung, Bondong and Tendong Shappes in Lhasa

BMR.6.8.26 (Transparency colour)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo


Named Person

Nangchung , Bhondong , Tendong Shappe


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 90 mm

[When the image is flipped] (From left to right) Nangchung, Bhondong and Tendong Shappes standing in front of a backdrop of fabric printed with a flower motif. They are all wearing light-coloured silk robes with very long sleeves reflecting their high status. Their hair is done up in the characteristic top knot and they are wearing earrings of office in their left ears.

Further Information

Photographic Process

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Hugh E. Richardson

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Other Information

Technical Information - The camera used to take this collection of colour slides (Dufay colour) were a Zeiss Super Ikonta and a Reflex Korelle. [KC 09/10/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Typewritten handlist entitled 'Hugh Richardson Collection, The British Museum. Photographs taken between 1936-50. Cameras: Zeiss Super Ikonta, Reflex Korelle. 300 colour slides (Dufay colour); copies made Jan. 1995.
[no.] 26. Three Shappes. The long earring is always in the left ear, a atud in the lobe of the right ear. On the left is Nangchung (Glangchung), in the middle is Bondong Bonsho (Bon Gdong) and on the right is Tendong (Bkras mthong) Shappe, grandfather of the Dalai Lama's private secretary. Tendong was an experienced administrator. This picture was taken around 1937.' [KC 09/10/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Nangchung, Bondong and Tendong Shappes in Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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